Brief Summary: The Impact Of A Man Of Color

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Tyree Snorgrass Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Jr. Laymen 31 January 2013 The Impact of A Man of Color “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. This scripture is a reminder to me that God is in control and ALL things are possible through him. In the late 1700’s political officials got together to select a leader to become the first president of the United States. Although, during this time period, America only consisted of the thirteen colonies. This man’s name is George Washington. Over two centuries later, we have acquired new states, inherited new enemies, went through depression, abolished slavery, and made America the land of dreams and promises. Years ago, African Americans could…show more content…
His name, is Barack Obama. In 2008, Americans were astonished and puzzled to see a black man running for the presidency. Not in fear of him losing, but in praise and astonishment that a man of color has stepped up to the plate, and willing to exhibit courage, drive, and dedication to be named the President. For the young generation I am a part of, I would simply call it a blessing for young black citizens to see an African American brother such as Barack Obama in the White house. This inspires us in many ways. In addition, his accomplishment erases all the stereotypes for black people to have the excuse of “The white man wouldn’t let me”. Even today in his 2nd term in office, Barack has experienced the extreme racism and criticism of maybe any black political and social leader. What inspires me most about Barack Obama is even through all that, he still keeps faith in God and in his country that one day we could all live in peace as citizens and brothers. I attend Raymore-Peculiar high school where I am a junior. Peculiar Missouri is a predominantly white residential population. Although I
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